Duty Free, Tax Free

Information about Duty Free and Tax Free regulations.
If you are flying from Paris-CDG, you can make Duty/Tax free purchases after going through security.

 Shops at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport
 VAT-Tax refund


The following products are classed as Duty Free items : Cigarettes, Tobacco, Selected spirits.
All other items are classed as Tax Free.

Flying outside EU

You are entitled to your full allowance of goods at Tax and Duty Free prices.
To make duty free purchases, you will need to present a boarding card.

Flying within EU

You are entitled to Tax Free prices on fragrances, cosmetics and skincare ; photographic and electrical goods ; fashion and accessories ; gifts, jewelry and souvenirs.
There are no longer any allowance restrictions on these Tax Free items.
To make tax free purchases, you will need to present a boarding card.

EU countries :
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Greek part), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain (but not the Canary Islands), Sweden and the United Kingdom (but not the Channel Islands).

Duty Free & Tax Free allowances

Travelling to non-EU countries

Please inform yourself in advance about what local legislation allows you to take to your destination country.
Consult customs websites of the destination countries.

Travelling within the EU

You can bring in an unlimited amount of most goods you have bought in another EU country without paying tax or duty as long as tax was included in the price when you purchased the items, the items are for your own use, and have been transported by you.
This includes gifts, but does not include any item that is intended to be used as payment or to be resold.

Although there are no limits on the amount of alcohol and tobacco you can bring in from the EU, a Customs Officer is more likely to ask about the purposes for which you hold the goods if you bring large quantities of them.
This will most likely be the case if you appear at the airport with more than :

  • 800 cigarettes, or 400 cigarillos, or 200 cigars, or 1 kg of smoking tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine e.g. port or sherry

Travelling from outside the EU

You are allowed to bring back in EU the following amount of duty/tax free goods, provided you travel with the items and do not intend to sell them (if you go over this allowance, you may have to pay duty and/or tax) :

  • 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22% volume or 2 litres of fortified wine, sparkling wine or other liqueurs that are less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer


Articles bought at the airport beyond the security checkpoints (including spirits, perfume and other liquids) are exempt from the liquid rules.
You will receive your goods in a sealed bag, which must remain sealed until your final destination.
Please remember to get receipts for your purchases as some airports may require documentation, even though the goods are sealed.

When traveling to an international destination with a connection, buy your duty-free liquid items on the last leg of your trip.
In Europe and other countries that use the tamper-evident bag, passengers should not open the bag before the security checkpoint,
or else the duty-free contents may be seized.